How to Claim Money in Western Union using GCash or PayMaya

Western Union has a feature that enables the Receiver of money transfers to claim their funds through numerous Electronic Wallets in the Philippines such as GCash, PayMaya, or

The leading money transfer company in the world, Western Union, has made the process of claiming remittances easier and more convenient for its clients. They can now use their electronic wallets to receive money coming from Senders in every part of the world. The Receiver can use either their PayMaya, GCash, or account to claim their funds.

Clients just need to create a Digital Wallet from the mentioned providers and the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) that the Sender will provide to them.

How to Claim Funds from Western Union using GCash

Step 1: Log in to your GCash account

In the space provided, enter your mobile number and the MPIN.

Step 2: Proceed to Cash In link at the Hompage

There are two ways that you can access the “Cash In” link. You can see it immediately at the top center of the homepage. Or you can go to the three-dot link (View All). At the view all page, scroll down to the bottom until you reach the “Others.” In the choices, select the “Cash In” link.

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Step 3: Select Western Union under Global Partners and Remittance

In the Cash In page, scroll down to the bottom until you reach “Global Partners and Remittance.” Among the choices, select “Western Union.”

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Step 4: Key in your Expected Amount, MTCN, and Country of Birth

In the Western Union page, in the given space, type the expected amount in Philippine Peso, the 10-digit MTCN (money transfer control number), and your country of birth.

Verify the detail that you type in. Afterward, hit the Next button located at the top right corner of your mobile screen.

Step 5: Receive the Western Union Remittance in your GCash App

Once you enter the required details, you will receive the funds in your GCash mobile wallet.

How to Claim Funds from Western Union using Maya (PayMaya) Mobile Wallet

Step 1: Login to your Maya Account App

In the given space, type in the mobile phone number that you have registered to Maya as well as the PIN. claim money from western union to maya

Step 2: Tap the Add Money icon

On the homepage of your PayMaya account, you will see choices such as Add Money, Scan QR code, or view Card. Among the list, select “Add Money.”

Step 3: Select Western Union in the list of Add Money Partners

PayMaya has numerous Add Money partners. In the list, select “Western Union.”

Step 4: Enter the MTCN in the space provided

You only need to enter the money transfer control number (MTCN) in the given space.

Steps to Claim Cash from Western Union to Coins.Ph

Step 1: Login to your App

You have the option to log in using your email address or using your mobile number. If you choose email, then type the email address that you have registered with If you choose to log in using your mobile number, enter the cellphone number that you have registered with Afterward, type your password in the given space.

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Step 2: Select Cash In on the homepage

At the homepage of the app, among other choices, tap the “Cash In” icon.

Step 3: Choose Western Union as your preferred Cash In option

Since you want to receive your Western Union funds via In the choices, select Western Union as your preferred Cash In location.

Note: If the funds will be coming from overseas, select “International Cash In,” then select Western Union.

Afterward, in the given space, type in your WU MTCN and the expected amount. Then tap “Claim Funds.”

What to do Next?

Alright, now that you know the many options to claim your money from Western Union. What you need to do next is to select among them the best option and most convenient for you.

Just to give you an idea, if you already have a smartphone, you can create either GCash, PayMaya, or Coinsph account. This will allow you to collect your money via mobile wallets. Afterward, cash it in or use it right away to buy stuff or pay your bills that accept electronic wallets.

Personally, among the choices, the most convenient for me is receiving Western Union funds via GCash or Paymaya because I have a smartphone. I can easily create a mobile wallet in an instant even while at home so I can receive the funds immediately.

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